Vib Ribbon Press Kit inc Music CD

This is a nice rarity that has minimal information about it on the net.   It was a bit of a case of being in the right place at the right time and a little to do with it being listed on eBay as a standard release rather than it being a Press Kit. So it was a bit of a lucky purchase really and so glad it didn’t become a bidding war. Now onto the main event aka Vib Ribbon Press Kit inc Music CD.

So here we have a Vib Ribbon Press Kit for original PlayStation (PS1) which comes in a Vib Ribbon branded 3 CD Wallet and Includes a Vib Ribbon Poster.  The press kit is dated 2000 and coincides with Vib Ribbon’s retail release which came in September 2000 throughout the Euro Zone.

Vib Ribbon Press Kit inc Music CD

INFORMATION:

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: NanaOn-Sha
Product Number: SCES-02873

BOX DESCRIPTION (Quoted from Original box Rear) :

Hi! I’m vibri. Take on the vib-ribbon challenge and I’ll show you how to turn all your favourite CD’s into PlayStation games. Witness infinite possibilities in one of the most simple, yet most challenging games ever!

DESCRIPTION:

Vib Ribbon is a rhythm game in which players guide the main character, Vibri, across a line filled with obstacles tied in correspondence to the beat of the song. There are four basic obstacles; block, loop, wave, and pit, which require players to press the L, R, X, or Down buttons respectively at the right time to navigate. Sometimes two obstacles will be merged, requiring the player to press two buttons at the same time (for example, a block and pit combination will require players to press L and Down together). Not pushing a button at the right time turns Vibri into a scribbled version of herself temporarily.  Getting hit by obstacles too many times will degenerate Vibri from a rabbit into a frog, followed by a worm. Getting hit too many times while in worm form will end the game. Successful actions will help Vibri recover back to her higher forms, and clearing enough obstacles in succession while in rabbit form will evolve Vibri into an angel, increasing the player’s score until Vibri is hit.

The player’s score is tallied via symbols during game play, which is then converted into points at the end of the run, during which bonus points may also be rewarded. Earning a high score will cause Vibri to sing a congratulatory song based on their position. The base game features six songs performed by an unaccredited Japanese singer which are divided up into bronze, silver, and gold courses containing two songs each. Additionally, players can generate levels using songs from music CDs, with difficulty varying depending on the intensity of the music. The soundtrack, according to Masaya Matsuura, was provided by a band called Laugh and Beats and the singing was by Yoko Fujita. Working with the band, Matsuura wanted a soundtrack that would encourage players to use their own music CDs. Reluctance to associate the game with any one music genre was a big part of why the game’s visuals are so colour-neutral and simple.

The game was initially an advertisement for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class car.

Press Kit Exclusives :

The Press Kit comes with 2 additional discs that were exclusive to this pack.  One disc is full of press information such as imagery with the other disc containing exclusive music content from DJ Cam.

The Press Disc contains many images but here are some of the more interesting ones.

The Music CD is a sampler album by DJ Cam and the details of its contents are as follows:

DJ CAM ALBUM SAMPLER (courtesy of Columbia/Sony Music)

Credits :

  1. Ganja Man 3’38

Written & Composed by DJ Cam

Bass : Brifo

Produced by DJ Cam for Inflamable Records, France.

(p) & (c) 2000 Inflammable Records

Taken from DJ Cam’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Loa Project’ (497554/2 Columbia/Sony Music)

  1. Ghetto Love 4’51

Written & Composed by DJ Cam

Bass : Brifo

Strings : Abstract Philarmonic Orchestra

Recorded & mixed by Cutee B @ Studio Defrey, Paris

Produced by DJ Cam for Inflamable Records, France.

(p) & (c) 2000 Inflammable Records

Taken from DJ Cam’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Loa Project’ (497554/2 Columbia/Sony Music)

  1. Vodoo Jazz 4’16

Written & Composed by DJ Cam

Mixed by DJ cam @ Studio Inflamable, Paris

Produced by DJ Cam for Inflamable Records, France.

(p) & (c) 2000 Inflammable Records

Taken from DJ Cam’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Loa Project’ (497554/2 Columbia/Sony Music)

  1. Dj Cam Soundsystem 3’42

Written & Composed by DJ Cam

Recorded & mixed by Cutee B @ Studio Defrey, Paris

Produced by DJ Cam for Inflamable Records, France.

(p) & (c) 2000 Inflammable Records

Taken from DJ Cam’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Loa Project’ (497554/2 Columbia/Sony Music)

  1. DJ Cam’s Loa Project Meets Vib-Ribbon

Written & Composed by DJ Cam

Mixed by DJ cam @ Studio Inflamable, Paris

Produced by DJ Cam for Inflamable Records, France.

(p) & (c) 2000 Inflammable Records

All excerpts end edited parts taken from DJ Cam’s new album ‘Loa Project’ (497554/2 Columbia/Sony Music)

Music inspired by the forthcoming PlayStation release ‘Vib-Ribbon’.

All tracks :  Mastering by Guy Davie @ The Exchange Studio, London

 

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